Category: Manga

Behind the Scenes of Manga with the editors of Weekly Shonen Magazine

On July 30th 2017 at the Kinokuniya in New York City, representatives of Kodansha talked about their work as manga editors on Weekly Shonen Magazine. Heading the talk was Ben...

/ August 1, 2017

How Should Honorifics Be Handled in Translations?

If there is one piece of the Japanese language most fans have picked up from anime, it’s the honorifics system. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, there is constant...

/ May 17, 2017

World Trigger Manga Enters Indefinite Hiatus Due to Mangakas Health

Bad news for fans of Daisuke Ashihara’s manga World Trigger, as the editorial staff at Weekly Shonen Jump have revealed the series will be taking a break due to the authors...

/ November 25, 2016

The Nickelodeon manga and the Absurd

Last time I talked a bit about my views of weirdness, so we’re going to continuing off of that. Today’s manga of focus is Nickelodeon by Dowman Sayman.

/ September 23, 2016

The Alluring Weirdness of the manga Transmigration Girl

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before, after his older sister sheds her skin, a young boy decides to try it on, but then it fuses to him and...

/ September 8, 2016

What Is The Point? A Look at Kyou Kara Yonshimai

Do you ever finish reading or watching a story and find that it left you confused, have it make you think “what was the point?”  The latest manga to make...

/ August 28, 2016

Otomen – Not a Dandy & The Japanese Metrosexual

Aya Kanno’s Otomen challenges the dandy trope in anime along with commenting on metrosexuality in Japan. It’s more common in Japan than you realize. The reason why metrosexuality and Otomen...

/ August 22, 2016